Category Archives: Philosophy

The Crack in Space (1966)

Introduction The Crack in Space was first published by Philip K. Dick in 1966 with the help of Ace Books. It is about an overpopulated Earth facing a jobs crisis. Millions are left without work or hope of work and … Continue reading

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The Alien Mind

Story Background “The Alien Mind” was originally published in The Yuba City High Times in February 1981. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 385–387. Plot … Continue reading

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The Eye of the Sibyl

Story Background “The Eye of the Sibyl” was written in 1975 but was not published in Dick’s lifetime. It eventually found its way into The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick. It can now be found in The Eye of … Continue reading

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The Electric Ant

Story Background “The Electric Ant” was originally published in Fantasy and Science Fiction in October 1968. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 225–239. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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The Little Black Box

Story Background “The Little Black Box was originally published in Worlds of Tomorrow in August 1964. It can now be found in The Eye of the Sibyl and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 19–39. Plot Summary … Continue reading

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Psi-Man Heal My Child!

Story Background “Psi-Man Heal my Child!” was originally published in Imaginative Tales in November 1955. It can now be found in Second Variety and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick on pp. 353–371. Plot Summary Ed Garby, his wife … Continue reading

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Human Is

Story Background “Human Is” was published in Startling Stories in Winter 1955 (not sure if that means the start of the year of the end). It can be found in We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: The Collected Stories … Continue reading

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